By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee and Norco require businesses to check workers' immigration status in the federal government database E-Verify. Critics say that will push more workers underground.
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In addition to being an administrator for the Coliseum Commission and a consultant to the producer of the Electric Daisy Carnival rave, Todd DeStefano hired a lobbyist to persuade the City Council to allow the controversial events to continue.
By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Officer David A. Garcia took special care of the neediest people — and animals — on his beat, even when terminal cancer made the job tougher.
By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
Thomas A. Saenz is among six believed to be on Brown's short list to replace Justice Carlos R. Moreno, who is stepping down.
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Everything you need to know for the city and school board elections on March 8.
Baldwin and an associate allege that they weren't told that a firm had made a deal to lease oil separators to BP after last year's spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They say they learned after selling their interests that a deal had been struck.
Another search of the rugged Malibu canyon turned up remains that could be fragments of her ribs, fingers and wrist. Richardson's family pushes for more testing to determine how the 24-year-old died.
With memories of the 2008 Sesnon fire still smoldering, residents of the northern Valley are voicing concerns about Southern California Gas Co.'s plans to overhaul a natural gas storage facility.
Visitors to the state capital will soon be billed for the cost of dispatching city firefighters or paramedics to the scene of accidents if the out-of-towner is deemed at fault.
Both want control over the facility. Then-Gov. Schwarzenegger had listed it for sale, but Gov. Brown is not so sure.
In an example of how little examination some bills receive, it took a legislative intern to point out serious concerns about a bio-cremation bill that was sailing through the Legislature. Now with some concerns being addressed, the proposal is getting a second look.
Residents of Bliss Street, where the Willowbrook shooting occurred, describe the terror of hearing gunfire in their neighborhood.
A woman's leg is severed when the cab smashes into pedestrians outside the Stingaree club in the Gaslamp district. The driver is pulled from the vehicle and beaten.
Three brothers and a cousin are killed in an apparent gang-related attack in Willowbrook. A couple and a third person that may be their son die in an apparent family dispute in Whittier.
As Archbishop Jose Gomez prepares to succeed Cardinal Roger Mahony on Feb. 27, he's traveled the region, meeting its Catholics. He seems largely to have calmed fears that he might be too conservative.
L.A. County health officials are investigating a possible respiratory infection outbreak after dozens of illnesses are reported by people who attended a recent fundraiser.
Forescee Hogan-Rowles accuses Councilman Bernard C. Parks of neglecting his district and criticizes his simultaneous pay and pension. He challenges her knowledge of the district and the city's budget crisis.
Wildlife rescue class has animal lovers track a robotic bird around a Malibu park to practice safe-catch and rehabilitation techniques.
Eight candidates are vying to fill the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Jenny Oropeza. But the campaign period is only 43 days.
Greg Valentini served in Afghanistan and Iraq, returning home with post-traumatic stress disorder. With the help of Volunteers of America, he's taking classes, trying to stay off drugs and keep on the right path.
There is hope that the uprising may bring positive change for Egypt's religious minorities, including Copts.
Proceeds of a cigarette tax approved in 1988 must be spent on anti-smoking efforts. So $14.5 million dedicated to a TV campaign, including a Super Bowl ad in two markets, is off-limits for lawmakers trying to balance California's budget.
The bodies of two men and a woman are discovered after police surrounded the property for more than seven hours and locked down a nearby elementary school. A family dispute is suspected.
Oscar Hernandez complains that police dislike him because he favors eliminating their department, and won't give him protection. Captain defends his officers.
A report says that investigators engaged in 'an unusual mixture of facts and advocacy' when looking into allegations that a school board member failed to break up a fight between two youths.
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